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H-1B Golden Visa

Introduction to H-1B Status

Are you a nonimmigrant alien navigating the complexities of the H-1B visa? You’re not alone! The H-1B status is a gateway for qualified individuals to bring their expertise to the United States, whether it’s in specialty occupations, exceptional services for the Department of Defense, or showcasing distinguished talent as a fashion model.

Tax Implications for H-1B Holders

But here’s the twist: the tax implications for H-1B holders are as unique as the talents they bring. Did you know that the tax consequences differ significantly from other immigration statuses like J-1? It’s a detail that can have a substantial impact on your financial planning.

Navigating the H-1B Landscape

The H-1B journey is filled with terms and conditions, from the initial application to maintaining status. It’s not just about landing that dream job; it’s about understanding the nuances of H-1B requirements, eligibility, and the documentation needed to stay compliant. Whether you’re dealing with renewals, extensions, or the infamous H-1B cap and lottery, each step is crucial.

The Real Challenge: Post-H-1B Approval

But what about after you’ve secured your status? That’s where the real challenge begins. Staying compliant with H-1B regulations, understanding your rights as a worker, and navigating the tax maze can be daunting. And let’s not forget the intricacies of H-1B and taxes – from filing your tax return to understanding tax treaties and deductions, it’s a world of its own.

Your H-1B Tax Companion

Fear not! Our team at Kewal Krishan & Co is here to be your guiding star in the H-1B tax galaxy. We specialize in helping H-1B holders like you understand your tax obligations, plan efficiently, and ensure compliance. Whether you’re looking for tax advice, representation, or simply need a hand with your tax return, we’ve got you covered.

Navigating the H-1B Tax Terrain: Your Path to Compliance

In conclusion, understanding the tax implications of H-1B status is paramount for ensuring compliance and optimizing financial health. Our dedicated team at Kewal Krishan & Co is committed to guiding H-1B holders through their tax obligations with expertise and care. Let us navigate the complexities together, ensuring you’re well-equipped to thrive in the U.S. while maintaining peace of mind regarding your tax responsibilities. Connect with us for tailored advice and support on your H-1B journey.

Need Help?

Don’t let the tax complexities of H-1B status catch you off guard. Reach out to our COO, Anshul Goyal, at, and let us be your ally in navigating the H-1B tax landscape. Because when it comes to taxes, you deserve peace of mind.


This information is provided for general guidance and informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal, tax, or professional advice. Tax laws and regulations are complex and subject to change. We encourage you to consult with a qualified tax professional or legal advisor for advice tailored to your specific circumstances.



1. What is an H-1B Visa? 

The H-1B visa allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.

2. Who is eligible for H-1B status?

Professionals in specialty occupations with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in their field are eligible.

3. How long can I stay in the U.S. on an H-1B visa?

Typically, an H-1B visa is granted for up to three years, with the possibility of extending it to a maximum of six years.

4. Can H-1B status lead to permanent residency?

Yes, H-1B holders can apply for a Green Card as a step toward permanent residency.

5. What are the tax obligations for H-1B visa holders?

H-1B holders are taxed on their global income as U.S. residents and must comply with federal, state, and local tax laws.

6. Do H-1B holders qualify for any tax treaties?

Depending on their country of residence before the U.S., H-1B holders may benefit from tax treaties that could reduce their tax liability.

7. Can I claim tax deductions or credits?

Yes, H-1B visa holders can claim applicable tax deductions and credits similar to U.S. citizens.

8. What happens if my H-1B visa is extended?

Your tax obligations continue as long as you are in the U.S. under H-1B status, including for any extension periods.

9. Are H-1B holders subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes?

Yes, H-1B visa holders contribute to Social Security and Medicare through payroll taxes.

10. Where can I get help with my taxes as an H-1B holder?

For personalized tax advice and compliance assistance, contact a tax professional familiar with H-1B visa issues, such as Kewal Krishan & Co.


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